Admission requirements

For Academic year 2017/18, admission onto the Master’s Degree programme in History from the Middle Ages to Present requires:

  • an adequate personal preparation;
  • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields.

Matriculation onto the Master’s Degree Programme is subject to the possession of the above requirements.

Furthermore, understanding of English language at level B2 is required: students that do not possess this at the moment of enrolment will be obligated to acquire certification before accomplishing their qualification.

Procedure of verification and exemplary cases are indicated in the specific section.

For the evaluation of admission requirements, students must fill in the specific online auto-certification: results will be published in the “Evaluation Results” section of this website.

Applicable periods for completing the auto-certification and result publication dates are indicated in the specific section.

Personal preparation

Four sessions of evaluation are required.

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the fields of Medieval History, Modern History and Contemporary History, as well as in the historic-religious, historic-social and fields of historical territory, methodological and historical research

Personal preparation will be verified, through the evaluation of the CV and Cover letter by the Didactic College, which reserves the right to have a candidate undergo a supplementary interview.  

Students who have the following qualifications are normally considered in possession of personal preparation:

  • degree class:

    • ex D.M. 270/2004: L-1 Cultural Heritage; L-3 Disciplines of the Visual Arts, Music, Performance and Fashion; L-5 Philosophy; L-6 Geography; L-10 English; L-11 Modern Languages and Culture; L-12 Linguistic Mediation; L-14 Science of Legal Services; L-15 Science of Tourism; L-16 Sciences of Administration and Organization; L-17 Sciences of Architecture; L-19 Sciences of Education and Training; L-20 Science of Communication; L-21 Sciences of territorial, urban, landscape and environmental planning; L-24 Psychological Sciences and Technology; L-33 Economic Sciences; L-36 Sciences of Politics and International Relations; L-37 Social Sciences for Cooperation, Development and Peace; L-39 Social Services; L-40 Sociology; L-42 History; L-43 Technology for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.
    • ex D.M. 509/1999: 2 Science of Legal Services; 3 Sciences of Linguistic Mediation; 4 Sciences of Architecture and  Construction Engineering; 5 English; 6 Sciences of Social Services; 7 Sciences of territorial, urban, landscape and environmental planning; 11 Modern Languages and Culture; 13 Sciences of Cultural Heritage; 14 Science of Communication; 15 Sciences of Politics and International Relations; 18 Sciences of Education and Training; 19 Sciences of Administration; 23 Sciences and Technology of the Visual Arts, Music, Performance and Fashion; 28 Economic Sciences; 29 Philosophy; 30 Geographical Sciences; 31 Science of Law; 34 Psychological Sciences and Technology; 35 Social Sciences for Cooperation, Development and Peace; 36 Sociological Sciences; 38 Historical Sciences; 39 Science of Tourism; 41 Technology for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

  • minimum degree grade: 95/110.

Minimum curricular requirements

Minimum credit requirements (ECTS): 54 ECTS, of which

18 ECTS in at least 2 of the following scientific-disciplinary sectors:

M-STO/01 Medieval History
M-STO/02 Modern History
M-STO/04 Contemporary History

36 ECTS in the following scientific-disciplinary sectors:

ICAR/18 History of Architecture

IUS/09 Public Law
IUS/18 Roman and Ancient Law
IUS/19 History of Medieval and Modern Law
IUS/20 Philosophy of Law

L-ANT/02 Greek History
L-ANT/03 Roman History
L-ANT/04 Numismatics
L-ART/01 History of the Medieval Art
L-ART/02 History of Modern Art
L-ART/03 History of Contemporary Art
L-ART/05 Performing Arts
L-ART/06 Cinema, Photography and Television
L-ART/07 Musicology and History of Music

L-FIL-LET/04 Latin Language and Literature
L-FIL-LET/09 Romance Philology and Linguistics
L-FIL-LET/10 Italian Literature
L-FIL-LET/11 Contemporary Italian Literature

L-LIN/03 French Literature
L-LIN/05 Spanish Literature
L-LIN/09 Language and Translation – Portuguese and Brazilian
L-LIN/10 English Literature
L-LIN/11 Anglo-American Language and Literature
L-LIN/13 German Literature
L-LIN/20 Modern Greek Language and Literature
L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies

L-OR/10 History of Islamic Countries
L-OR/12 Arab Language and Literature
L-OR/13 Armenian, Caucasian, Mongolian and Turkish Studies
L-OR/21 Language and Literature of China and South-East Asia
L-OR/22 Language and Literature of Japan and Korea

M-DEA/01 Disciplines of Ethnography and Anthropology

M-FIL/01 Theoretical Philosophy
M-FIL/03 Moral Philosophy
M-FIL/06 Storia della filosofia

M-GGR/01 Geography
M-GGR/02 Economic and Political Geography

M-STO/01 Medieval History
M-STO/02 Modern History
M-STO/03 Eastern European History
M-STO/04 Contemporary History
M-STO/05 History of Science and techniques
M-STO/06 History of Religions
M-STO/07 History of Christianity and Churches
M-STO/08 Archives, bibliography and library science
M-STO/09 Paleography

SECS-P/01 Political Economics
SECS P/02 Economic Policy
SECS-P/04 History of Economic Thought
SECS-P/12 Economic History
SECS-S/04 Demography

SPS/02 History of Political Doctrines
SPS/03 History of Political Institutions
SPS/04 Political Science
SPS/05 History and Institutions of America
SPS/06 History of International Relations
SPS/07 Sociology
SPS/13 History and Institutions of Africa
SPS/14 History and Institutions of Asia

In the case in which students are not in possession of the curricula requirements, they must retrieve them before enrollment exclusively by carrying out single programmes (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or other universities.

Certified understanding of English language at level B2

Certified understanding of English language at B2 is required: the list of recognised certifications and cases of exemption are available on the dedicated web page.

Students that do not have these in their possession at the moment of matriculation must acquire understanding of English language at B2 before obtaining their qualification: the process of verification is available on the dedicated web page.

Online application for auto-certification of admission requirements

There are three evaluation sessions provided:

Session Filling in of Self Certification Publication of Results
1st session Tuesday 2nd May - Monday 5th June 2017 Friday 23th June 2017
2nd session Tuesday 11th July - Monday 28th August 2017 Friday 15th September 2017
3th session Tuesday 3rd October - Monday 6th November 2017 Friday 24th November 2017

Before proceeding with the self certification of admission requirements, remember to arrange it in electronic format:

  • auto-certification of the degree with signed exams (in which the following is indicated: University where degree was carried out, classes and degree programme, degree data and marks, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and weighted credits). Check whether the auto-certification, completed with all the above information, can be printed from the personal area of the provincial University’s website; alternatively, use the model of auto-certification present on this page;
  • possible linguistic certification or useful documentation to certify belonging to one of the provided cases of exemption;
  • CV and Cover Letter for verification of your personal preparation.

Students and particular cases

If you participate in the evaluation as a student, during the completion of the self certification you must substitute the degree grade with the weighted average of the exams you have taken, and the degree self certification with the self certification of enrolment onto exams.

If you are a student on a degree programme of the Old Order (before D.M. 509/99), you must fill in the self certification of requirements online, skipping over the part dedicated to inserting your curriculum requirements.

If you have achieved a qualification abroad you must not no the self-certification online, instead you must verify the possession of curricular requirements and personal preparation by accessing the specific online procedure of evaluation.

Evaluation Outcome: possible cases

The result of the evaluation will be published on the website: in cases of success you may proceed directly to enrolment.

Access will not be permitted if:

  • you are not in possession of personal preparation, you must fill in the self-certification online again to participate in a new evaluation session;
  • the inserted curricula requirements do not total the amount of credits required, you must collect them by taking part in single courses (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or another University. Once you have obtained them, you may proceed with enrolment without accessing a new online application for self-certification of admission requirements;
  • the results lack either curricula requirements or personal preparation, you may proceed with enrolment only after having obtained the requirements by undertaking the single courses and verifying personal preparation with success by participating in a new evaluation session;

If you do not have possession of certificated understanding of English language at B2 level, nevertheless you can proceed with enrolment. You will be able to insert possible useful documentation to show linguistic understanding during filling in the online application for enrolment.